Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 25, 2020

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


CHERIE DIMALINE, EMPIRE OF WILD — Rogarou... was a dog, a man, a wolf. He was clothed, he was naked in his fur, he wore moccasins to jig. He was whatever made you shiver but he was always there,... whistling to the stars so that they pulsed bright in the navy sky... .

Clues and answers

A.Pet's plaything (2 wds.)CHEWTOY
B.School with an emphasis on spelling?HOGWARTS
C.Enhancer of many a gothic Halloween character (2 wds.)EYESHADOW
E.Flipped overINVERTED
F.Mother goddess in "Avatar"EYWA
G.Anathema to vampiresDAYLIGHT
H.Home of the Shoshone-Bannock TribesIDAHO
I.Pandora's box and the 12 labors of Hercules, e.g.MYTHS
J.Enemy of the heroine in Madeline Miller's "Circe"ATHENA
K.Butler to the Addams familyLURCH
L.Knight who rode to rescue an accused witchIVANHOE
M.What futile efforts come toNAUGHT
N.Creatures with wings and pincersEARWIGS
O.Discarded computers, e.g. (hyph.)EWASTE
P.Cuts for some punky trick-or-treatersMOHAWKS
Q.Ghost, illusion; figment of the imaginationPHANTASM
R.Iranian city once Persia's capitalISFAHAN
S.Wiles of a tricksterRUSES
T.Darkness personifiedEREBUS
U.Tribe of the Lake Superior regionOJIBWA
V.Stories of Pecos Bill or the Pied Piper (2 wds.)FOLKTALES
W.Roster of those worth rostering (2 wds.)WHOSWHO
X."The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" authorIRVING
Y.Vampire played by Tom CruiseLESTAT
Z.Wonderland's owner of the Cheshire Cat, with "the"DUCHESS
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